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Developing and
Maintaining
Relationships

REAL COMMUNICATION
BY DAN O’HAIR AND MARY WEIMANN
Thursday, October 17, 13
Interpersonal Relationships

Interconnections
and
interdependence
between two
individuals.

Thursday, October 17, 13
Interpersonal
Communication
Exchange of
verbal and
nonverbal
messages between
people who have
a relationship and
are influe...
Types of Interpersonal
Relationships
family
friendship
love
online relationships

Thursday, October 17, 13
Interpersonal Relationships
Friendship is a
close and caring
relationship
between 2 people
that is mutually
beneficial and
...
Interpersonal Relationships
available
caring
honest
confidential
loyal
empathic

Thursday, October 17, 13
Interpersonal Relationships
Love is a
relationship which
you have a deep
affection, intimacy,
passion, and
commitment.

Th...
Interpersonal Relationships
eros
ludus
storge
pragma
mania
agape

Thursday, October 17, 13
Interpersonal Relationships
Social Information
Processing Theory
says people use
unique cues in
online
relationships.

Thu...
Interpersonal Relationships
Hyperpersonal
communication
can be present in
online
communication as
much as in
person.

Thur...
Why do we form
relationships?

Thursday, October 17, 13
We want
companionship and
have a need for
inclusion.

Inclusion

Thursday, October 17, 13
We have a need for
mental, emotional,
and physical
stimulation.

Stimulation

Thursday, October 17, 13
Some use
relationships to
fulfill a practical or
psychological goal.

Goals

Thursday, October 17, 13
Interpersonal Attraction

Proximity or nearness is
one reason we form
relationships

Thursday, October 17, 13
Interpersonal Attraction

Attraction-similarity
hypothesis says that
when we project
ourselves on other
people, we are mor...
Interpersonal Attraction

Matching hypothesis says
we are attracted to
those who have similar
levels of attractiveness.

T...
Interpersonal Attraction

Genetic-similarity
hypothesis says we tend
to favor relationships
with those who appear
genetica...
Costs and Rewards
are the advantages
and disadvantages
that we have in all
relationships.

Relationship Dynamics

Thursday...
Theory says that
when they meet,
their main focus is
on reducing
uncertainty.

Uncertainty Reduction

Thursday, October 17...
Relational dialectics
theory says those
tensions are
contradictory
feelings that we
have in every
relationship.

Dialectic...
Self-Disclosure
Social Penetration
theory
Communication
Privacy management
theory
Strategic Topic
Avoidance

Other terms t...
Stages of a Relationship
Initiating
Exploratory
Intensification
Stable
Declining
Repair
Termination
Reconciliation

Thursda...
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Chapter 7 in our book, Real Communication by Dan O'Hair and Mary Wiemann, 2nd Edition

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Developing and Maintain Relationships, Real Communication

  1. 1. Developing and Maintaining Relationships REAL COMMUNICATION BY DAN O’HAIR AND MARY WEIMANN Thursday, October 17, 13
  2. 2. Interpersonal Relationships Interconnections and interdependence between two individuals. Thursday, October 17, 13
  3. 3. Interpersonal Communication Exchange of verbal and nonverbal messages between people who have a relationship and are influenced by each other’s messages. Thursday, October 17, 13
  4. 4. Types of Interpersonal Relationships family friendship love online relationships Thursday, October 17, 13
  5. 5. Interpersonal Relationships Friendship is a close and caring relationship between 2 people that is mutually beneficial and satisfying. Thursday, October 17, 13
  6. 6. Interpersonal Relationships available caring honest confidential loyal empathic Thursday, October 17, 13
  7. 7. Interpersonal Relationships Love is a relationship which you have a deep affection, intimacy, passion, and commitment. Thursday, October 17, 13
  8. 8. Interpersonal Relationships eros ludus storge pragma mania agape Thursday, October 17, 13
  9. 9. Interpersonal Relationships Social Information Processing Theory says people use unique cues in online relationships. Thursday, October 17, 13
  10. 10. Interpersonal Relationships Hyperpersonal communication can be present in online communication as much as in person. Thursday, October 17, 13
  11. 11. Why do we form relationships? Thursday, October 17, 13
  12. 12. We want companionship and have a need for inclusion. Inclusion Thursday, October 17, 13
  13. 13. We have a need for mental, emotional, and physical stimulation. Stimulation Thursday, October 17, 13
  14. 14. Some use relationships to fulfill a practical or psychological goal. Goals Thursday, October 17, 13
  15. 15. Interpersonal Attraction Proximity or nearness is one reason we form relationships Thursday, October 17, 13
  16. 16. Interpersonal Attraction Attraction-similarity hypothesis says that when we project ourselves on other people, we are more attracted to them. Thursday, October 17, 13
  17. 17. Interpersonal Attraction Matching hypothesis says we are attracted to those who have similar levels of attractiveness. Thursday, October 17, 13
  18. 18. Interpersonal Attraction Genetic-similarity hypothesis says we tend to favor relationships with those who appear genetically similar. Thursday, October 17, 13
  19. 19. Costs and Rewards are the advantages and disadvantages that we have in all relationships. Relationship Dynamics Thursday, October 17, 13
  20. 20. Theory says that when they meet, their main focus is on reducing uncertainty. Uncertainty Reduction Thursday, October 17, 13
  21. 21. Relational dialectics theory says those tensions are contradictory feelings that we have in every relationship. Dialectical Tensions Thursday, October 17, 13
  22. 22. Self-Disclosure Social Penetration theory Communication Privacy management theory Strategic Topic Avoidance Other terms that you should know from this chapter. Thursday, October 17, 13
  23. 23. Stages of a Relationship Initiating Exploratory Intensification Stable Declining Repair Termination Reconciliation Thursday, October 17, 13

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